Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of an anaerobic microorganism: not killed by oxygen; able to grow slowly in the presence of oxygen.
1970s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From aero- + tolerant.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.